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will celebrate ash wednesday mass at the vatican tomorrow. it will be his last public appearance before the pontiff steps down at the end of the month. danielle nottingham reports for wjz have the vatican. >> reporter: the crowds in st. peter's square are speculating about who will replace pope benedict xvi. some feel the time has come for more diversity in the catholic church. >> i think it will be good to have a black pope. >> i'm from venezuela. and we hope to get a pope from another country. >> i don't think it matters where they are from, as long as they're open thelogically to opening many -- welcoming as many people into the church as possible. >> reporter: cardinal could be the first black pope. cardinal armelino. and scolia one of the strongest european candidates. pope benedict is stepping down because the 85-year-old said he no longer has the physical or mental strength to lead. >> reporter: the vatican just disclosed that pope benedict received a pacemaker before he became leader of the catholic church in 2005. and recently secretly had t
that being able to resign was acceptable and made this part of the statement released from the vatican, both strength of mind and body is necessary, and lots of questions, of course. we know the date he would be stepping down, which would be february 28th. many questions about why now? mep notice that the pope is much more frail in recent months, and the question would be unbelie unbelievably unusual. let's go to nic robertson joining us by phone. nic, lots of questions. nic live in london this morning. a bit of a stunner. was there any indication that this resignation was coming? >> absolutely none whatsoever, and the last few months, the pope started a twitter account, not what you expect the pope to do when he would say his pope is deteriorating. the pope has looked deep into his conscience, this is a personal and profound decision that he has made with god in light of the responsibilities he has. and the other thing we heard from the papal spokesperson, which is interesting, because the question, is it the pope's physical health or mental health that pushed him into this position? we hav
term future. >> and now the breaking news out of rome, and the vatican. pope benedict the xvith is abdicating at the end of the month. the pope says he has no longer the strength to fulfill the dutes of the office. the 85-year-old pontiff of a leader of more than 1 billion catholics worldwide is the first to resign in 600 years. it is is a move that surprised even his closest confidants. you are looking at live pictures of the vatican city where the conclave of the cardinals will convene. they will cast their votes in the cysteisistine chapel and th that a new pope may be elected by the start of holy week march 24th. we are joined by the rome bureau chief, claudio. and claudio, what surprised me the most is the timing of this. i know lots of hints and everybody is looking backwards that he seemed to hint that he would leave before he died in office, but the idea of doing this in the middle of lent. >> certainly nobody expected this. well, this is also the era of the faith meaning that most analysts thought that he will wait until at least next year to make a drastic decision if
into our programming. we have news coming this morning out of the vatican. >> we're going to send you right there. apparently we're being told that the pope is resigning and then we were told the programming has now been cut so it's over but we will stay on top of this story. we do want to remind you, follow us on twitter, hit us up on facebook and check abc2news.com because we're updating this story, reports that the pope is going to resign at the end of february. >> this was just handed to us. we want to hit this quickly because we had this given to us. a vatican spokesman says pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of this month. this being confirmed by a number of agencies including the associated press and reuters. we've tweeted it out for you this morning. you can follow us to be up to date on this. more as the day goes on. >>> we'll tell you about the tornado you definitely heard about it by now rveght the tornado that -- by now, the tornado that ripped through mississippi. take a look at this video shortly after the tornado touched down. the town of hatsyfield is home to southern
. the eight year tenure was one of the shortest in history, but it was not without controversy. the vatican continued to face scathing criticism for the accusations of sexual abuse by priests. in 2008 the pope said the scandal in the united states made him feel deeply ashamed. during a visit he met privately with victims of pedophile priests. >> in words of man could describe the pain. >> catholic cardinals will gather in rome in march to elect the new pope. it is likely his successor could be in place by easter sunday. >> many betting firms are placing odds on who will be the next pope. right now, cardinal peter turkson of ghana is the favorite. he is 65 and would be the first black pope. he is head of the vatican justice and peace bureau. other favorites include someone from nigeria. >> the shockwaves reached to the bay area. we are joined live with that part of the story. a lost catholics wonder of the timing of the announcement. >> two days before lent, very holy time for the catholic church, but a spokesman at the diocese thinks it shows great humility he recognized he could not do the
controversy. the vatican continued to face scathing criticism for the accusations of sexual abuse by priests. in 2008 the pope said the scandal in the united states made him feel deeply ashamed. during a visit he met privately with victims of pedophile priests. >> in words of man could describe the pain. >> catholic cardinals will gather in rome in march to elect the new pope. it is likely his successor could be in place by easter sunday. >> many betting firms are placing odds on who will be the next pope. right now, cardinal peter turkson of ghana is the favorite. he is 65 and would be the first black pope. he is head of the vatican justice and peace bureau. other favorites include someone from nigeria. >> the shockwaves reached to the bay area. we are joined live with that part of the story. a lost catholics wonder of the timing of the announcement. >> two days before lent, very holy time for the catholic church, but a spokesman at the diocese thinks it shows great humility he recognized he could not do the job. >> catholics attending mass this morning at st. mary's cathedral say it was a
bishops. vatican observers believe this stage is set for another pope similar to benedict. >> we will have another pulp that is even more conservative. >> the number of priests and nuns is shrinking fast. young catholics are leading the faith and large numbers. some feel -- >> i think if the church keeps going the way it is and we have another poke that conservative, they will continue to lose american catholics. >> we will soon know the direction the church will take and what continent the next pope comes from. the cardinals will gather next month to select the next pope. >> we are hearing from the man who currently leads the washington archdiocese as well as the man who succeeded yen. he's was one of the men who will vote on a new pope next month. >> it came as an enormous surprise. i received the news very early this morning in a call from rome. in addition to the cardinal, his decision to retire also caught the retired archbishop by surprise. he spoke on cnn tonight from the vatican. >> i had no prior warning. the catholic conference of the united states is beginning to do some more wo
at this lightning strike at the vatican. it touched the top of st. peter's basilica. and it got the attention of new york's archbishop during an interview with diane sawyer. >> have you seen these pictures today? >> no, what is this about? >> they say this happened today. >> wow! is that not something? boy, oh boy. a lot of pasta overcooked with this lightning strike. can you believe it at st. peter's? boy, another apt image. >> cardinal dolan will be among those choosing the next pope. here's something interesting. the cardinals are cut off from the entire world when they're choosing the pope. no television, no phones or computers. and if no pope is chosen, the ballots are burn with a specific chemical that burns black smoke. so we've have to look for the white smoke once the conclave is started. >> everyone gathers right there waiting for the pope to come out. it's a big moment. two things struck me. you have to wonder in terms of geography and world demographics and with the surging hispanic catholic population, which way does the church go at this point? does someone younger to reach out to the
not only the world off guard, but a billion plus catholics but even insiders in the vatican were caught flat footed. so eyes now on who could be next. maybe between now and easter we'll find out. >>> the emotional interview with joe paterno's widow in the wake of a scathing report about the sandusky coverage. how the family is fighting to clear his name. >> that was quite an emotional interview she had. she was there specifically to do one thing. she was there to clear his name. and there was a lot of emotion during that interview. >> did you see the interview? >> i did. she was asked point plank, was there a coverup? she said absolutely not. she was there for one reason. interesting it took her this long. >> it has been a while. >> it's been a year. >>> and the latest installment in the saga that is rihanna and chris brown. how she might be taking the phrase "stand by your man" to a whole new level. unconfirmed reports out there, but could be an interesting development in that relationship. we'll get to that in "the skinny." >>> but first important news and that is breaking news out of
will be chosing to replace him. abc's nick schifrin is joining us from vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict is a shy leader but a reminder of the man who they used to call god's rottweiller. unpredictable, unprecedented. at 85, he's silver haired and cerebral and says he can't keep up. he said he's become so infirmed, i've had to recognize my incapacity to fulfill the ministry enstrupsed to me. in the last year, he grew increasingly frail. >> he's certainly slowed down a bet. you can tell he has trouble negotiating steps. he started using the cane several months ago. >> reporter: but the german pope never slowed down, putting the church on an orthodox path. he opposed homosexuality and female priests. he tried to heal wounds, apologizing to victims of sexual abuse. but his church shielded accused priests and hid crimes from authorities. >> they've got to come to terms with the priest scandal. they have to be more candid and honest about it. >> reporter: benedict filled stadiums but he was always a bookworm, more comfortable writing. many are now calling for a more dynamic pope. and thanks t
will be called to rome. once arrive they're shut into the vatican ask will vote every day. if a two thirds vote is not reached after 30 ballots a majority is enough to elect a new pope. the ballots are burned to and popes to have a new pope by easter, march 31 this, year. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 we'll focus on one facet of the legacy, how he handled revelations during his time at the vatican. >> you can find information on our web site abc 7 news.com. >> now, new developments in the hunt for the fired los angeles police officer wanted for three killings. the riverside county district attorney filed murder charges against christopher dorner today. he remains on the run from the law. police contacted his family, hoping they might convince him to surrender. td evidence includes a manifesto in which he named potential targets it speaks for itself in evidence of an abandoned mind and heart. and cowardly way owe ambushed your public servants. >> the manhunt continues to center in the big bear area 80 miles east of los angeles that. is where authorities found his burned out truck. he can fa
nbc station. happy monday. >>> that breaking news comes from the vatican this morning where we've learned pope benedict the xvi is stepping down. he made the announcement in latin during a mat just a few hours ago saying he no longer had the strength to continue. this is video of that announcement from rome. >> with that major news, "today in the bay's" bob redell is live at st. christopher's catholic church in san jose with more details on the breaking story. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon and laura. this news broke around 3:00 this morning local time that pope benedict xvi would be stepping down after eight years as the supreme pontiff. his resignation taking effect february 28th. the end of this month. the news will come as a surprise to many catholics in the bay area because there was no inkling that the pope was considering such a move making him the first pope to resign his position in almost 600 years. his brother has told a german news agency that he had been considering a resignation for months because of failing health. it's become more diffi
visited the vatican 7 weeks ago and saw no signs of the pope slowing down, muff less resigning. >> the minute i heard about it, i was surprised. i certainly didn't expect to hear that this morning. >> reporter: installed by pope benedict xvi as the 16th archbishop of baltimore, williams said the he saw no signs of the pontiff's imminent retirement. >> he spoke once again about baltimore. and so, the holy father's mental alertness and acuity certainly seemed pretty wonderful to me. >> reporter: while the last pope to resign did so 600 years ago, the archbishop says benedict may be renouncing the rest of his time to prayer. >> this is a solemn occasion for us of course, but i hope we recognize the humanity of this pope who recognized that the stamina required for this role wasn't his any longer. he really announced this to the whole world. that takes a marvelous, holy, and strong person to do this. i would like to recognize that at this moment. >> reporter: in a statement, average bishop williams' predecessor grant laurie called this a sad moment for all cardinals. the cardinals
years ago when pope greerry xii stepped down in 1415. a making his announcement at the vatican this morning to a small gathering of cardinals the 85-year-old pope benedict cited his age and health as his main reason. after having repeatedly saying quote, after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry ministry. here is sister campbell, returning guest of the show. good evening sister glad to have you. >> i'm delighted john. >> john: there were speculations that he would resign if i was up able to perform his duties. but when you saw him go out there as his health got worse and never letting up, was it a complete surprise that the he abdicated this way? >> it's a surprise to me. when pope john pal pope john paul iiwas was ailing they said it was possible for a pope to resign, but i didn't expect it. i think the timing was a surprise if nothing else. >> john: indeed, we heard of his schedule of travel and meetings has not been alte
" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, shocking announcement out of the vatican today. >>> plus a power struggle in the republican party. in the end, who will be the voice of the gop? somebody might die in this fight. will rubio win or somebody like rand? >> and ted nugent has been invited to attend tomorrow's state of the union address. we have a preview of what he might say in a special report. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. everyone. i'm erin burnett. toght, the fourth most powerful man in the world resigns. pope benedict xvi surprised many of his 1.2 billion fall ors worldwide when he said he was going to step down at the end of the month, and the reason, his age. nearly one in four americans identifies as catholic. according to the church, the catholic population worldwide has about 15 million members in 2010. the latest year for which there was data. about 17% of the planet is catholic. now, a church is believed to be the third largest landowner in the world, so it's hard to estimate what the church owns and what it's worth. economists estimate annual spending just by the
. >> leon, we are live at the vatican tonight. we are going behind the scenes of this big story the pope stepping down. and i will have of a guest with more on what he is hearing at this hour. and the emotional medal of honor ceremony for the american hero who saved his comrades -- he talks about the american spirit tonight. i will see you then. >> all right you can watch those stories and more on world news right after abc7 news at 6:00. >> a wake-up call at an apartment building in northwest d.c. at taxicab plowed into the first floor. are partners at wtop radio say that two people were hurt in this accident. police are looking to figure out what caused the crash. >> we are watching an accident on 395 northbound. we have the right lane blocked. the right lane is open, but the ramp is still blocked. by-95 still slope as the fairfax county parkway. george washington parkway as you head toward the beltway, a couple of separate accidents off to the shoulders. traveling the inner loop of the beltway, 4270 spur, finding some jammed traffic in that area. there is the flow of traffic on the i
, from the vatican. pope benedict xvi will resign later this month. the shocking news was announced this morning by pope. the pope saying that he'll resign as head of the roman catholic church and its billion-plus followers on february 28th. he was elected pope in 2005
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